Bangalore Bangalore International Centre in association with Bloomsbury India and Bangalore Literature Festival had arranged a Book Release-cum-Discussion on the book “Return of a King” authored by Mr. William Dalrymple, on Saturday, 15th December, 2012 at 6:00 pm. It was a jampacked evening where more than 150 people were present to hear Mr.Dalrymple.
The lucid manner in which Dalrymple took the audience through the motivations and machinations of the British which led to the First Afghan war once again established what a master story-teller he is. It also showed the tremendous extent of research he had done before writing this book. In his talk, interlaced with typical British humour, Dalrymple outlined how the British and the Russians looked at Afghanistan which was strategically critical towards their own imperialistic ambitions.
The packed audience hugely enjoyed the talk and the interactive session which followed.